Senior Research Associate, Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Professor Geoffrey Whittington is a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He trained as a Chartered Accountant and started his academic career as a researcher in the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge and Director of Studies in Economics at Fitzwilliam College. He subsequently held the chairs of accounting and finance at Edinburgh and Bristol before returning to Cambridge as Price Waterhouse Professor of Financial Accounting in the Faculty of Economics (1988). He left in 2001 to take a five-year appointment as a full-time member of the International Accounting Standards Board, returning to Cambridge in 2006.
His research interests include: The theoretical underpinnings of accounting standards, including the current revision of the conceptual framework for financial reporting; measurement in accounting, particularly fair value and its relationship to other current value measures.
He was elected Distinguished Academic of the Year by the British Accounting Association in 1994, and in 2003 he was awarded the Founding Societies' Centenary Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has an Honorary DSc from the University of Edinburgh, and was appointed CBE in the New Year Honours list, 2001.